Warner Bros. Opens Submissions for Emerging Directors Workshop

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The workshop will have participants pitch, write and produce a script for a short film.

Warner Bros. is seeking the next Spielberg, Abrams or Trevorrow.

The studio said Wednesday it is now taking applications for its Emerging Film Directors Workshop.

Hoping to find "aspiring, underrepresented directors," the workshop is meant to expose would-be filmmakers to the studio production process.   

Participants will pitch, write and produce a script for a short film in a process that will take place over several months, all on the Warner Bros. Burbank-based lot.

Following the completion of the workshop, the participants' films will be screened for agents, managers, producers and film executives from across the industry.

The applications close on June 30.